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14 August 2020

Why you shouldn’t let your teen try alcohol at home

Research has long shown that giving youngsters small sips of beer and wine to encourage safe consumption increases risk of problem drinking – now Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre reveals that it makes teens twice as likely to

How to manage pandemic anxiety

Our choice today is a 14-minute podcast rather than a webinar: psychiatrist Christine Tran-Boynes shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “5 ways to manage anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic”.

The UK is in recession – what does this mean for alcohol harm?

Length of time unemployed is linked to alcohol problems – the longer we are out of work, the greater our risk of drinking heavily. It’s likely to affect some disproportionately: black and ethnic minority workers are overrepresented in sectors hit

ACMD work programme 2020-2022

The Home Secretary’s commissioning letter to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for 2020 -2022 has 3 key tasks: Understanding drivers of powder cocaine use in young people, Enforcement and Poppers.

Stress, boredom and alcohol use during Covid-19 lockdown

Dr Matt Parker, neuroscientist and alcohol researcher at the University of Portsmouth, discusses the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on alcohol use: “The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that social isolation and lack of access to health services are among the most

Calum Best, Elle Macpherson and Nacoa

Calum Best and Elle Macpherson  celebrity patrons of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics helpline charity, teamed up with Upfest and Brighton artists The Postman and Broken Hartist to help children affected by their parent’s drinking, suffering in record

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